It’s a free country, Montclair — even if that offends you (Letter to the editor)
Montclair Local has removed a letter originally published in this post, under the headline "It's a free country, Montclair — even if that offends you," because it could not verify the identity of the submitter.
Montclair Local has reached out to the submitter at an email used to send the letter, and may restore it to this post if it's able to confirm that individual's identity after further follow-up.
(The letter was originally published March 11, but this post has been temporarily backdated to March 1 to remove it from the front page of MontclairLocal.news, which reflects the most recently published items.)
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